Centro de Investigación y Control de la Calidad (CICC) · Centro Nacional de Alimentación (CNA); Laboratorio Nacional de Referencia de Biotoxinas Marinas. Actividades del Laboratorio Comunitario de Referencia de Biotoxinas Marinas. In : Avances y Tendencias en Fitoplancton Tóxino y Biotoxinas (ISBN. XIII Reunión Ibérica de Algas Tóxicas y biotoxinas marinas Vigo (Spain), th June CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVERS IMPACTS.

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When favourable growth conditions return, the cysts may germinate and reinoculate the biootxinas with swimming cells that can subsequently bloom. The first group, acidic toxins, includes okadaic acid OA and its derivatives named dynophysistoxins DTXs. In general, red tides often occur when heating or freshwater runoff creates a stratified surface layer above colder, nutrient-rich waters.

It is even possible that algal species which are normally not toxic may be rendered toxic when biotoxinaz to atypical nutrient regimes e.

The third group includes a sulphated biotoxians and its derivatives the yessotoxins YTXs see Figures 3. In earlymore than human shellfish poisonings were reported from New Zealand caused by an organism similar to G.

Some algal species already produce toxins at low abundances of some hundreds of cells per litre, while other algal species must occur in some millions of cells per litre in order to cause any harm. Since these incidents, global awareness of DA and its producing sources has been raised Wright and Quilliam, The toxin was found widely from California to Washington, and was also found unexpectedly in crabs, the first time this toxin was demonstrated in a crustacean. This diatom was consumed by anchovies that in turn were eaten by the birds.

In Septemberthe unexplained deaths of pelicans and cormorants in Monterey Bay, California were attributed to an outbreak of DA poisoning produced by a related diatom Pseudo-nitzschia australis. Ina major Florida bloom event was dispersed by the Gulf Stream northward into North Carolina waters where it has since continued to be present. These incidents prompted the regulatory authorities in the United States to conduct a massive survey of many marine species for the presence of DA. The known organisms producing DSP toxins were not observed in water samples collected at that time.

The brevetoxins are toxic to fish, marine mammals, birds and humans, but not to shellfish.


Ciguatera fish poisoning CFP has been known for centuries. It was then that azaspiracid formerly called Killary Toxin-3 or KT3 was identified and the marinxs toxic syndrome was called azaspiracid poisoning AZP.

There are no reasons to assume that shellfish intoxication can be predicted by the properties of the regional area. The most important marine phycotoxins are shellfish toxins and ciguatoxins. In the past, the ciguatera food poisoning in mrinas was highly localized to coastal, often island communities of indigenous peoples. DSP toxin production may vary considerably among dinoflagellate species and among regional and seasonal morphotypes in one species.

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The causative toxins, the ciguatoxins, accumulate through the food chain, from small herbivorous fish grazing on marinss coral reefs into organs of bigger carnivorous fish that feed on them Angibaud and Rambaud, ; Lehane, Incomplete elimination of harmful organisms is caused by the incomplete discharge of water and sediments in the ballast tank during marinaa Zhang and Dickman, These neurotoxic symptoms were quite different from typical DSP toxicity Satake et al.

The PSP toxins are a group of 21 closely related tetrahydropurines see Figure 2. Neurologic or neurotoxic shellfish poisoning NSP is caused biotlxinas polyether brevetoxins produced by the unarmoured dinoflagellateGymnodinium marijas also called Ptychodiscus breve, since called Maeinas brevis.

In Octoberextracts of razor clams from karinas coast of Oregon were found to induce DA acid-like symptoms in mice. However, with the increases in seafood trade, increased worldwide seafood consumption and international tourism, the target populations have become international. However, mid-water exchange within regional seas for example the North Sea, Irish Sea or English Channel is less efficient than within oceanic waters.

As a result, blooms can suddenly appear in surface waters that are devoid of nutrients and seem incapable of supporting such prolific growth Anderson, The most affected areas seem to be Europe and Japan.

In fatal cases, respiratory paralysis occurs within 2 to 12 hours of consumption of the PSP contaminated food. DSP incidences, or at least the presence of DSP toxins, appear to be increasing and DSP toxins producing algae and toxic bivalves are frequently reported from new areas.

DSP symptoms are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain starting 30 minutes to a few hours after ingestion and complete recovery occurs within three days.

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DSP toxins can be divided into different groups depending on chemical structure. The number of dinoflagellate cells per litre of amrinas needed to contaminate shellfish is also variable. Most regulations are set for PSP toxins as a group. The fat soluble DSP toxins accumulate in the fatty tissue of the bivalves. The conditions for an algal bloom are not yet fully elucidated but biotoxonas phenomenon is probably influenced by climatic and hydrographic circumstances Van Egmond and Speijers, Many swim at speeds in excess of 10 metres a day, and some undergo daily vertical migration; they reside in surface water like sunbathers and then swim down to the pycnocline to take up nutrients at night.


In Novemberat least eight people in the Netherlands became ill after eating mussels Mytilus edulis cultivated at Killary Harbour, Ireland. The resting cyst or hypnozygote is the immobile form of some dinoflagellates.

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Fast-growing algae quickly strip away nutrients biotoxinass the upper layer, leaving nitrogen and phosphorus only below the interface of the layers, called the pycnocline. At present, ciguatera is the most common type of marine food poisoning worldwide and, with an estimated 10 to 50 people worldwide suffering from the disease annually, it constitutes a global health problem De Fouw et al. Changed patterns of land use, such as deforestation, can also cause shifts in phytoplankton species composition by increasing the concentrations of humic substances in land runoff.

Some species produce botoxinas harmless water discolorations. It is not clear why some micro-algal species produce toxins. They are probably used by their producers as a way to compete for space, fight predation or as a defence against the overgrowth of other organisms Botana et al.

The causative toxin the excitatory amino acid domoic acid or DA was amrinas by the diatom species Pseudo-nitzschiapungens f. On the other hand, some species can bloom so densely, under exceptional conditions in sheltered bays, that they indiscriminately kill fish and invertebrates due to oxygen depletion. An unusual feature of Gymnodinium breve is the formation by wave action of toxic aerosols which can lead to asthma-like symptoms in humans.